Thousands of websites have returned to appear after a global internet outage


Thousands of government and media websites and social networking sites around the world began reappearing on Tuesday, after they were affected by an hour-long outage related to the US cloud computing company Fastly. And included the website (, which monitors Internet failures, sites with high rates of visits, including Reddit, Amazon, (CNN), PayPal, Spotify and The New York Times among the broken sites. These sites returned after a pause of between a few minutes and about an hour.

Fastly said; One of the most used content distribution companies in the world, users will see an increase in downloads as global services gradually return. “Events like this highlight the fragility of the internet and its dependence on a patchwork of fragmented technology,” said Ben Wood, senior analyst at consultancy CCS Insight. Paradoxically, this also sheds light on her strength and the speed at which her problem is cured.” “A malfunction like this made headlines around the world showing it to be a rare event,” he added.

The United Kingdom’s Attorney General wrote on Twitter earlier that the main British government website was down, and attached to his tweet an email address for inquiries. The Financial Times reported that the outage may have affected citizens registering their names; To get a COVID-19 vaccine or receive test results. Fastly’s website showed that most of its coverage areas had experienced a “deterioration in performance” earlier.

Sites run by media organizations including the Financial Times, The Guardian and Bloomberg News have been hit by crashes. Media organizations have come up with solutions to report the widespread outage after their sites are down. At the beginning of the outage, nearly 21,000 users of the social networking platform Reddit reported that they had encountered problems, while more than 2,000 users reported problems with Amazon, according to Downdetector. In France, the websites of the “Euronews” channel, the weekly magazine “Lobes” and several sites belonging to the “Le Monde” group were affected.

Fastly helps webmasters help spread their content globally, by hosting similar sites around the world.


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